Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Equipped

Today, my mom and I made the long trip to Dallas again to go to yet another appointment. This one was somewhat unlike any other that I've ever been to. It was with a clinical nutritionist. We were greeted by a tiny little lady who started talking ninety to nothing, as soon as she greeted us. Since I was paying her by the hour, I appreciated that!

Immediately, she instructed me to shed my socks and shoes and step on a $4000 scale that involved both my hands and feet. Somehow, through modern science this little jewel studied my body and provided a printout of its composition. I was impressed! Oh, and just so God can be further glorified for hearing and answering our prayers, I have gained 4 lbs since asking for prayer for it last week. So, you can go ahead and stop praying for weight gain. You know, we don't want too much of a good thing :)

She then led us into her office and we quickly plopped down and delved into the discussion. Almost 2 hours later, I left there on brain overload, but with a lot of information. She knew her stuff!

So now, I feel equipped with all of the tools that I need to get through this thing. Certainly, I need nothing but the Lord, but I do believe that this is all part of His plan for my treatment.

Can I ask you to pray for us as we totally adjust our lifestyle to meet my health needs? For about a month, I've been following a very regimented diet, so I'm somewhat accustomed to this already. But now, well, we are having to shift our thinking about food and nutrition and their effects on our health and wellness. That can be hard for a young couple in the south where butter, biscuits, and potatoes are all major food groups and eating out is THE social activity.


13 comments:

Whitney said...

I don't want to get on the scary hands and feet scale! But I am glad you did, and I am glad you gained 4 lbs. Praise God. Praying for you.

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Yay!!!! You can do it! I'm so glad you got such wonderful information from her. Sounds like she was perfectly from the Lord.

~Kathryn

Anonymous said...

i'm praying for you

Jeze said...

YES! For a while, I've thought a nutritionist was in order. I'm so glad you saw her (and that she was thoughtful enough to talk fast. Ha!).

Soooo...I'm excited to see the eating plan looks like.

one of nettie's girls said...

As someone who struggles with weight (to lose, not gain) I definitely know how hard it is to change our food mind-set. I will be praying that you will embrace and enjoy this new chapter. You are going to be so smart about the body and the fuel it needs.

Alabamamom said...

Praying.

Leslie said...

Let's see a post on some of this new information/plan you've got going on! So glad you are feeling good about it!

Shelly said...

So glad you have your treatment plan in place and that your meeting with the nutritionist went well. Diligently praying for you and Brian.

See you Sunday!

Michele said...

I'm glad you gained the weight..whoo hooo! But don't think I ever what to get on that hands and feet scale...nope!

Praying for you...and sounds like that doctor was God's gift to you.

Hugz,
Michele

Anonymous said...

Psalm 40:1-3:
"I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD" (NIV).

I read this today and thought of YOU! You are a living example of this Psalm.

Love you, Lori

Anonymous said...

I love your strength and positive attitude during such a difficult time!!
Glad to hear too, that you are going to use nutrition to help heal your body. Had a link I wanted to share:
http://www.morethanalive.com/Jasmine-Green-Tea

From what I read this tea can be very helpful in the survival rate of some cancers including breast cancer. I drink it and love it! It gives me lots of engery. I have been trying to drink more since my granny found she has ovarian cancer(so did two of her sisters), so we think it may run in the family. Just trying to prevent it. It taste very good. I found that if I fill a reg. size drinking glass with hot tap water(not boiling, makes it bitter) add 2tbsp. of the tea and let sit 10 min. max and sweeten with honey or no sweetener at all it taste better than boiling or in a coffee maker.
Also hacres.com has lots of good info on raw foods.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm thinking the complete opposite of Whitney. I want to get on that scale! Lots of prayers for you.

podso said...

You'll do it. You seem self disciplined, and you sure have the motivation as well as a husband who is right there with you!